I never thought I’d write one of these, talking about myself is the last thing I’d ever want to do and every time I have to do it it’s a living nightmare. Perhaps writing an essay about myself may be easier
I’m writing this to commemorate my 18th birthday which is in two days as of now (10.03.21). I thought it’d be a nice way to ease myself into adulthood by putting myself out there to the world!
So here it is! Everything thus far from my short 18 years.
My name is Julian Alen Bašić.
I live in London…
Without a doubt, one of the best things we can do for our financial prosperity and mental well-being is to practice putting ourselves in challenging circumstances.
You see, your happiness is like a priceless, fragile diamond. And it seems like all this modern lunacy that our society carries with it is targeted at scratching and damaging that diamond.
I like to describe the current state of humanity as living in a ‘comfortable hell.’ It’s never been so easy to get to the shops or eat restaurant food in our own homes. Life has been automated for us. …
Our friends are some of the most important people in our lives. Especially those we grow up with. We move through life together, we create memories that will last lifetimes, and most of all we are there for each other during the hardships that life hurls at us.
I think one of the most important aspects people often overlook in friendships, is how our peer groups influence who we are.
“You are the average of the five people you spend your most time with” — Jim Rohn
I always heard this quote being preached by business gurus but overlooked it…
The term genius should not be thrown around lightly. Individuals like Albert Einstein deserve it with no doubt, but then there's Leonardo da Vinci. A social rebel, a polymath, an anatomist, an engineer, an architect, and that which he referred to himself the least as; an artist.
What does that tell us about Leonardo? We all know him for his famous art, yet in a 10 point letter to Ludovico Sforza, (an Italian prince and the first man he offered his services to), he only mentioned his painting skills in a single line at the end of the letter: “Likewise…
We have all asked ourselves ‘why?’, but how many times have we come up with an answer? It’s an age-old existential question that people have carried with them since the start of time.
The beauty about pondering on the ‘meaning of life’ is how personal in nature it is. Only you can provide yourself with an answer, irrelevant to whatever anyone else has ever told you.
If there was one singular answer to the meaning of life, humanity wouldn't be free. We’d be robots programmed to achieve the same targets.
It’s our own personal interpretations of the meaning of…
What if I told you that life is like music and we are meant to play our way through it, not work?
It’s almost like we’ve created a construct that life in itself is one big journey geared towards a final purpose, through which the only way to get there is to work until your stress hospitalizes you.
According to Alan Watts, a philosopher, and explorer of consciousness, life is indeed like music, and we’ve missed the whole point of it. …
I scream in anger until my voice turns into a raspy croak, a ghost of my voice remains. There have been countless times where I smash my wall when the rage comes over me like an unstoppable tsunami. I also tend to hide from others, fearing vulnerability and how I may be judged.
In other words, I am extremely emotional. My irrational sensitivity turns me into a rotting carcass of this strong-minded and philosophical person I think of myself to be.
My emotional outbursts are my pitfall, as I am sure yours are to you. How many times have you…
Medium has just sent emails to their top 1000 writers congratulating them on receiving “the most member reads, claps, and follows.” This striking achievement comes along with a $500 “one-time” bonus for keeping the wheels of the MPP going.
This means they’ve just paid half a million dollars! $500,000.
What does this mean for the future of Medium? Because a lot of people are jumping with joy from this unexpected gift. The first thing that comes to mind is that Medium wants people to stay on their platform and stay loyal.
Because if anything, this bonus I just received has…
“Julian, you have to read this book, it taught me how to be more productive and work harder.” My friend belches at me from across the dinner table.
“Really? What’s the book called then mate, I’m curious...” I say reluctantly.
“It’s this book, I even bought it for you, here you go man, let me know what you think.”
I get home after a classic British roast by the river with my friends, tuck myself into bed, and open the new book I’ve been gifted. This book is one of the most famous self-help books. …
The prisoners sit in a dark, cold cave, with their feet, hands, and necks chained to the rocks around them. They’ve been chained since they were children. The whole cave is pitch black, apart from a small, hopeless fire burning in the background.
All the prisoners see is a wall of which faint shadows are being projected upon. They spend their whole desolate lives speculating and obsessing over these mere phantoms. The cave people will remain like this their whole lives.
They believe that these shadows are the “truth”, just like the majority of people who idolize and pursue shadows…
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